Every moment of life is precious. Some believe that people have a limited time on the earth before evolving into a purely spiritual existence. It is believed, by the Grace of our Lord God in Heaven, each life is given one chance on this earth. Some deny the existence of any power beyond mankind. It is believed that life has a definite beginning and end. Some believe it is impossible to know whether there is a God or gods. It is not possible to believe in any absolute outcome until the outcome becomes a reality. Some believe in multiple deities and reincarnation. The soul or spirit, after biological death, begins a new life in a new body that may be human, animal or spiritual depending on the moral quality of the previous life's actions (definition cited thru Wikipedia). In other all-inclusive words, regardless of how many chances, one or many, we must all Live Life to the Fullest in order to honor our being with every breath we take. Not a moment must be wasted or underappreciated. Our actions must always include compassion, humility, and thankfulness. The most difficult part of our actions and perception of others must also be done without judgment.
I personally believe that, outside of the unfortunate necessity to control crime between people, only One True Judge exists. Some people consider this as karma. No one is perfect, which means that each person must be passionate in their pursuit of doing everything possible to celebrate and pay tribute to the life they have. When we do make mistakes, each person must be held accountable, take responsibility for their own actions, and learn from each experience in order to grow and cultivate the ability to look back without regret.
Everything I have expressed is a tall order for every person. Living Life to the Fullest for every moment with every breath seems impossible. Consider the multitudes of reprehensible circumstances around the world, from which millions of people are born and have to live. How can those who endure incomprehensible suffering live by these aforementioned standards? It is true that everything I have conveyed is an ideal. An ideal represents the highest of standards. For those people who CAN, these people are obligated to live by the highest standards, passionately pursuing their dreams, developed from their own personal experiences. These inspired efforts may one day create, develop, and/or aid those who cannot help themselves under deplorable circumstances. These are the builders, the dreamers, the healers, the inventors, the leaders, the tacticians, the teachers, and all of the people who pursue their passions for life. The seeds that spawn passionate endeavors may be selfish, but the application of the success may have widespread effect that could benefit millions. I am referring to non-destructive and non-malicious efforts. Unfortunately, the weaknesses of mankind are great and many. Overcoming those weaknesses are always the greatest challenges for every person, but I have hope.
I have hope that the goodness within the human spirit will prevail over the destructive and malicious efforts that make this fragile world unstable. That is why I am an enthusiastic proponent for clearly inspiring people to Live Life to the Fullest. I witness people wallowing within the cancerous adversities that are faced. I witness the anger, the depression, and the sadness. It is easy to make good choices when all is well. It is easy to be happy without adversity. But, when life unravels, the sense of helplessness becomes overwhelming. Making good choices becomes exponentially more difficult. These are the times that measure a person’s worth.
No one can escape the adversities that will be faced over time. People are fragile and so is this world. I often feel helpless, but that does not stop me from moving forward. And, along the way I give thanks. People may find different ways of being thankful or choose who they give their thanks. My eleven-year-old son and I are taking this opportunity to be thankful for all of the Blessings in our lives and we are expressing our thanks and hopes through music. We do believe in one Omnipotent Power and it is our responsibility to Live Life to the Fullest.
A special acknowledgement and “Thank you” goes to my good friend, Scott Beaty, for transporting his non-portable equipment to my home in order to record Ever’s master playing on the piano. Scott also mixed the instrumentation and vocals for this entire production. I believe everyone would agree that Scott did a Spectacular job! Without Scott’s help, this recording would not have become a reality.